General Podcasts

These podcasts are aimed at a more general audience, who don’t necessary programme or have a Maths background.

Everything Hertz

A podcast by scientists, for scientists. Methodology, scientific life, and bad language. Hosted by @dsquintana and @jamesheathers

Freakonomics Radio

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner combine journalism and economics in a way that is intellectual, entertaining, and interesting.

Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain’s host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. (Some episodes discuss concepts and ideas related to data, hypotheses, human biases,..etc.)

In our Time

In Our Time is a live BBC radio discussion series exploring the history of ideas, presented by Melvyn Bragg since 15 October 1998. It covers a variety of topics, including Mathematics. Each programme lasts one hour.

More or Less

Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life. The programme has a UK slant, but covers global topics.

Radio Lab

A mixture of science and story to better understand our modern world. Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad, Robert Krulwich, and a lively team.